Nutrition

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Corporate Leadership

Kurt Strauss

Kurt Strauss

VP Support Services, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Kurt Strauss is Vice President, Support Services for NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Irving Medical Center. In this role, he is responsible for managing the Departments of Food and Nutrition, Environmental Services, Mail Services, Patient Transport, Laundry and Morgue Services for Milstein Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's and Sloane Hospital for Women. Mr. Strauss joined NewYork-Presbyterian in 2015. He previously served as Managing Director at LW Hospitality Advisors and in senior leadership positions with Magna Hospitality, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and Abercrombie & Kent Destination Clubs. He began his career at the Walt Disney Company, ultimately becoming the Manager, Guest Service Operations for Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Mr. Strauss earned a Bachelor's in Business/Hospitality Management and an Associate's in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Johnson & Wales University. He is currently earning a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from Ashford University.

Kevin Curtin

Kevin Curtin

Vice President, Operations, NYP/Weill Cornell

Kevin Curtin, P.T., M.B.A., is Vice President of Operations for NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. In this role, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and the capital and operating budgets for the Emergency Department, Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology, Radiology Services, Radiation Therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Clinical Lab Services. Prior to this, Mr. Curtin served as Director of Operations at NYP Allen, before being promoted to Vice President of Operations for the site. Mr. Curtin began his career at NYP Allen in 1998 and was promoted from a Staff Physical Therapist to Supervisor of Physical Therapy. He then spent four years as Senior Director of Mount Sinai Medical Center's Rehabilitation Center and Emergency Department, returning to NewYork-Presbyterian in 2010. He received his Bachelor's in Physical Therapy from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a Master's of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Davina Prabhu

Davina Prabhu

VP Ambulatory Care Network Division of Community and Population Health

Davina Vaswani Prabhu, M.H.A., is Vice President, Ambulatory Care Network, Division of Community and Population Health for NewYork-Presbyterian. In this role, she is responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership, and operational management of NewYork-Presbyterian’s ambulatory care services, and overseeing the management of finances and implementation of strategies for growth, enhancing operating performance, and improving the patient experience. Ms. Prabhu joined NYP in 2015 and served as Director of the Ambulatory Care Network at NYP/Columbia, overseeing Hospital-based ambulatory care services, as well as Ambulatory Care Network sites throughout the community. Previously, she served as Vice President, Ambulatory Care Services at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. She began her career in ambulatory care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Ms. Prabhu holds a Master of Health Administration and Certificate in Health IT Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She serves on the Volunteer Engagement Board of Free Arts NYC

Melie Graves, MHA, RD, CDN

Melie Graves, MHA, RD, CDN

Administrative Director, Clinical Nutrition, NewYork-Presbyterian

Melie Graves is the Administrative Director of Clinical Nutrition Services for NewYork- Presbyterian. She joined NYP in 2020 from the Mount Sinai Health System, where she served as the dual-site director for the clinical nutrition teams at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside. In this role, she applied Lean process improvement methodologies to advance clinical nutrition practice, promote patient safety, and enhance the patient experience. Additionally, she implemented a robust program for the early identification and treatment of malnutrition, as well as improved clinical documentation. Prior to that, Melie began her career as an inpatient dietitian, specializing in critical care and nutrition support. She went on to hold numerous leadership roles in both foodservice operations and clinical management. Melie completed her dietetic internship at NewYork-Presbyterian. She has a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

Debra Katz-Feigenbaum MPH, RD, CDN

Debra Katz-Feigenbaum MPH, RD, CDN

Manager Outpatient Nutrition, Diabetes Education and Breastfeeding Support Services

Debra Katz-Feigenbaum is the Manager of Community and Population Health Nutrition, Diabetes Education and Breastfeeding Support services for NYP/Weill Cornell and NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She joined NYP in 2012 after working at AMC Health as the Vice President of Account Management, at Beth Abraham Health Services as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services and at Montefiore Medical Center as the Director of Clinical Nutrition Services. Debra completed her dietetic internship in 1983. She has an MPH from Columbia University School of Public Health and BSc (Hons) from the University of Cape Town. Debra has extensive experience promoting inter-professional collaboration to insure excellence in patient centered care. She advocates to insure access for all patients to nutrition, diabetes education and breastfeeding care teams who can help patients achieve their health-related goals.

Sarah Fink RD, CDN, CNSC

Sarah Fink RD, CDN, CNSC

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, DIETETIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Sarah Fink is the Program Coordinator for the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship Program. She completed her dietetic internship in 2015 at NY Presbyterian Hospital as well as a nutrition fellowship program in adult nutrition support. She then joined NYP in 2016 as an inpatient dietitian at NYP/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, and previously specialized in parenteral and enteral nutrition support. Sarah maintains a strong interest in adult nutrition support/critical care, and is passionate about interdisciplinary education and mentorship.

Catherine Zymaris, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Catherine Zymaris, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC

Program Coordinator, Dietetic Internship Program

Catherine Zymaris is the Administrator of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Dietetic Internship Program. She joined NYP in 2015 at NYP/Lower Manhattan Hospital as an inpatient dietitian, transitioning to NYP/Weill Cornell and NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center before being promoted to the Program Coordinator, Dietetic Internship Program role in 2020 and the Administrator role in 2022. Catherine completed her dietetic internship in 2015 at Rutgers University School of Health Professions. Catherine has a MS in Nutrition Science & Dietetics from Syracuse University. She is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician.